12 December, 2016
From humble beginnings in a Melbourne basement in the 1970s, global leader in environmental monitoring, Ecotech Pty Ltd, has come a long way in 40 years.
To celebrate four decades of growth and achievements, the company has published a limited-edition commemorative book championing its people titled – TOGETHER: Future Forward Stories Past.
The glossy, 70 page coffee table book is a collection of anecdotes and memories from staff, partners and suppliers across the world. The memories are a vibrant reminder of the leadership qualities, staff knowledge and workplace culture that has made Ecotech a special place to work for hundreds of people in Australia and abroad.
Robert and Judy Dal Sasso founded the company in the late 1970s, and Ecotech remains a family business today, with their son Nicholas now at the helm.
“Ecotech grew from mum and dad working in their basement, to a multicultural family of more than 200 staff plus offices and customers working together across the world. And that growth would not have been possible without our staff and global distribution partners,” Managing Director Nicholas Dal Sasso said.
“But with growth, it becomes harder to connect with people on a daily basis. As a global company with more expansion on the agenda, from time-to-time it’s still very important to stop, turn around and look back, celebrate our achievements and hero those who have helped make all this possible.”
Reconnect and reflect
“This book gives everyone the chance to reconnect, share their stories, and reflect on their successes. It’s also my opportunity, my family’s opportunity, to thank everyone that has travelled on this path with us.
Like an individual’s past shapes his or her future, Ecotech’s past has shaped who we are today, and who we will be in the future.”
To illustrate this, the anecdotes and memories inside the book are broken into chapters that reflect Ecotech’s vision for the future – “Vision 2025: We Are Growing; We are Open for Business; We Are Striving for A Greater Good; and We have a Passion for Solving Problems.”
“Our hope is that this book is kept and cherished by all Ecotech staff and partners, and gives them pride in their work as they share it with friends, family and future generations,” Nicholas said.
Ecotech is a proud Victorian family business, that now employs more than 200 people across Oceania and South East Asia. It has more than 50 distributors, two manufacturing facilities and nine branch offices across 80 countries.
Winner of the 51st Australian Export Awards in 2013 and the 2011 Governor of Victoria Innovation Excellence Award, Ecotech operates one of the largest networks of environmental monitoring systems in the world – more than 440 sites, in real-time, every day.